Dunmow Rotary celebrate milestone in style

PUBLISHED: 10:31 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 07:11 30 May 2010

Rotary Club 60th Anniversary dinner.

Rotary Club 60th Anniversary dinner.

FUNDRAISERS from Dunmow s Rotary Club celebrated the group s 60th anniversary in style. Sharp-looking suits and bow ties followed the Strictly Come Dancing theme on Friday night, as 125 members and guests toasted the past and looked to the future. The eve

FUNDRAISERS from Dunmow's Rotary Club celebrated the group's 60th anniversary in style.

Sharp-looking suits and bow ties followed the Strictly Come Dancing theme on Friday night, as 125 members and guests toasted the past and looked to the future. The event also raised £1200 towards the club's selected charity, Purple Pinkie.

Club spokesman, David Edwards, said: "It was a fantastic evening packed full of fun, history and nostalgia.

"Just two of the many highlights were a surprise award for out current president Ian Terry and some amazing ballroom dancing by a professional group from Braintree.

"After a three course meal we were treated to a hugely entertaining speech by Michael Chapman on the history of our club, including things that have gone right and things that have gone wrong.

"Presentations were then made to the five oldest members who all spoke about their experiences with the club and how the future looks bright for the rotary."

Ballroom dancers also treated participants to an expertly performed 45-minute show before dragging people out of their chairs to join in.

Mr Edwards added: "Everyone danced the night away and really enjoyed themselves. The money we raised on the night was an unexpected bonus as well. We will be handing it over to Purple Pinkie, a charity dedicated to eradicating polio."

He added: "We thank everyone for coming and making it a real night to remember.

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